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story when we look ahead to november when she faces off against the heavily favored greg abbott. texas democrats say the season is early, though, and they hope to carry their current momentum forward. the phones are ringing off of the hook, and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas, turnout among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. the excitement is over wendy davis who famously filibustered for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we got that fire, and i think that's what is making a difference. >> reporter: carman sees davis as texas democrats best hope in 20 years. texas is one of the reddest states in the country. but she sees it differently. >> i see it purple now. i have seen more people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time that texans voted for governor was in 2010 when only 38% of democrats cast a ballot. a
and greg abbott and bring you a look at the number one solution you have to proezed so far in this week a's call to action on voting rights. first, our headlines. >>> john kerry has arrived in the ukrainian capital of kiev. >> an emotional wake through the square. >> we will stand with the people of ukraine. >> have had mir putin saying this morning -- >> there is no need for further russian military intervention but the possibility still exists. >> angela merkel told obama she wasn't sure putin was in touch with reality. >> making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well off and well connected. >> it is primary day in texas. >> in the last gubernatorial election, the latino turnout was make or break issue. >> the voices in south texas will be the voices if they engage. >> are you homephobic? >> i'm not homephobic, are you? >> if you had more gay friends you would not wear that tie? >>> we begin today with breaking news. today the tug of war over ukraine is intensifying with russia's president defending his intervention and u.s. upp
. >> 2018 -- >> 2022 is probably democrats best bet if greg abbott -- he's likely to win, 2022 he probably leaves the demographics will be right. george p. bush versus one of the castro brothers. >> you're a geek and crazy but house of representatives is filled with young men and women who have thought this way through for the next 20 years and. >> who's going to quit and run for something else? they've all figured it out. that part of it is like house of cards. chris cillizza and ruth marcus, i love it. thank you. we'll have more on hardball at 7:00 p.m. eastern tonight. >>> he's a fixture in homes as anchor of nbc's "nightly news", on "late night." he had to answer his toughest critic, believe it or not, a 10-month-old baby. >> uh-oh, it's brian williams. [ crying ] >> you're not appealing to the younger demo. >> it's disturbing. as a father of two, first of all, he's being goated by the dad. we have another video of a golden retriever no matter what is going on in the house, my theme and my voice comes on, right into the den. he is a fantastic viewer. if i can impart one lesson to a new
're looking further ahead to norm when they'll go head on with opponent texas attorney general greg abbott. and texas democrats say this election season is still early, and there is still momentum to carry forward. >> this is the dallas democratic party. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county party is in full-on election mode. >> pretty buzzed up right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas and in other urban counties across texas turn out among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. election watchers chalk it up to excitement for wendy davis. the senator who filibustered for abortion rates an rights and isn line for governor. >>> texas is one of the reddest states in the country. >> as living in texas i see it purple. i see people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time texans voted for governor was in 2010 when 38% of registered voters cast a ballot. that made it the lowest voter turnout in the nation. and hist
of the ticket is attorney general greg abbott. he's the guy who brought ted nugent along for the ride. nugent called president obama a, quote, subhuman mon grel. the left was outraged when a tweet came out on senator davis, calling her, quote, too stupid to be governor. all eyes will be on the race seen as an early test of democrat strategy to turn texas blue. republicans challenge to hold onto their power in the face of changing state-wise demographics that may not be in their favor. joining me lisa frich who says she's a new kind of conservative. let's watch her ad. >> being conservative means fighting obamacare. being conservative means protecting the unborn while demanding women's rights. being conservative means economic opportunity for rich and poor. it's time to say yes to a new kind of conservative. i'm lisa fritch. conservative republican for governor. i'm not your father's conservative. >> so, lisa, you talk in your ad about being a different kind of conservative and it means more than just saying no. i want to ask you about one of the most prominent politicians in your state whose
greg abbott, the republican, and wendy davis, the front running democrat, are likely to win easily the nominations. there are some ballot race that is are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has -- republican side, has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all, as our headline suggest, moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters who, in the republican party, are quite conservative. if you're here in austin or dallas or houston, your television is full of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate from lieutenant governor to agriculture commissioner, attorney general, and the railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things. one is a bible, one is a gun, and one is an assurance that they don't like barack obama. so that's really the message on the republican side. the or headline is the national level. they'd jud cornyn, the incumbent u.s. senator, is being challenged by a number of republicans, including congressman steve stockman, who had hoped to be a strong tea
davis and greg abbott. we gave you a little taste there. ronan, thank you for getting up a little early today. >> great primer there. >> thank you. winter weather hit overnight from austin, san antonio, houston. it's produced already more than 40,000 power outages. it will damper voter turnout. polls places there will not open until 11:00 am today and in williamson county to the north some polling places were being tlaed as well. of course, texas, half the primary vote -- more than half this time is expected to have already voted early. joining me now, the texas tribune's emily ramshon. one of the ways that democrats are making any progress on registering voters and on ramping up their base here, if it's going to happen, will the raw democratic number in the primaries actually be higher than it was four years ago? what do you expect? >> it's possible that the raw numbers will be higher, largely because there's been a national operation at play here. a lot of obama accolades have been down here in battleground texas, trying to get voters registered. you may see these wintry conditions ke
republican challenger, current state attorney general greg abbott. according to real clear politics which calculates the average of public polls, abbott leads davis by more than 11 points in a general election matchup. he is up against three opponents in the primary, but polls show him with 90% support. >> they're going to win their primaries and they're going to have a straight shot at the general election. and both of them will have enough funds to make their case. >> voters are also picking their candidates for u.s. senate. republican incumbent senator john corner is seeking re-election. facing a field of seven other challengers, though he's leading and should avoid a run-off. on the democratic side, former congressional candidate keisha rogers is the front runner according to the texas tribune poll. she's part of the linden luruch movement and is calling for president obama's impeachment, her own party has even come out against her. >> democrats want to make sure that even if they don't have a credible challenger to cornyn, they don't have a crazy challenger to cornyn. >> then there's
candidates to run for six of texas's top jobs and that includes the matchup between wendy davis and greg abbott for governor. nine days of early voting ended last week. members also show more republicans early voting. >>> celebrities, quinton tarantino and hugh laurie kicking off fat tuesday. a little rain and temperatures in the 40s won't stop the quest for beads or dozen or so parades throughout the city today. the first one started at 6:00 a.m. never too early for a drink when you're in new orleans. people camped out all night to get prime real estate. the celebration will pump more than $750 million into the local economy. we don't know how much of that involves hurricanes, if you know what that is. drink, yeah. >>> seems like the first lady is everywhere, pushing to revamp food labels, get kids moving. now she's heading to china this month. how much of president obama's legacy might rest with michelle. >>> but first we'll dig into the president's budget. he's proposing new tax cuts to help with child care costs and support low-income workers. we'll talk to the top house democrat on
. featuring wendy davis and republican greg abbott. both are expected to get their party's nomination, but did you know had? there is a bush on the ballot there? george p. bush, the son of jeb bush and the nephew of former president george w. bush, is now running for land commissioner. the senate seat also up for grabs in that state. >>> a dramatic rescue, playing out in portland, oregon action when a utility worker gets trapped in the trenches. emergency crews pulling out the worker after he was buried at the bottom of a 12-foot hole for nearly four hours. he was 21-years-old and two other men were working alongside him in that sewer line trench when it collapsed. the other two escaped and began digging him out. >> never seen or been around anything like that. he's very religious guy and he was shouting prayers. >> that worker is now hospitalized in serious condition. >>> and a collector for bet. rescued in kentucky. take a look. >> remember the story we had told you about not long ago when there was that collapse in the ground there? all those corvettes in kentucky collapsed into the ground.
. >> woodruff: let's talk about republican greg greg, the conservative state attorney general. what do voters know of him? >> yeah, unlike wendy davis who is a relative newcomer here, even people in texas have learned about her from her filibuster last year. gregg abbott has been on the scene for two decades. he was a member of the texas supreme court and for a decade has been the attorney general. very conservative. as a conservative attorney general, he has touted the idea that he has stood up and fought all the way to the supreme court the right for the texas -- the ten commandments monument to remain on texas grounds. he won that case. he is very big on second amendment rights. i just saw a tweet from him the other day in which he was with law enforcement people holding a semi-automatic weapon. he posed on the cover of "texas monthly magazine" with a gun, traditional campaign tactics here in texas. and if he has one theme, frankly, it's a theme many republicans this primary season have, it is i have sued the obama administration scores of times and won many suits and i will stand against
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